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Israel PM Netanyahu Says Sea Blockade on Gaza to Remain after Turkey Deal

Israel PM Netanyahu Says Sea Blockade on Gaza to Remain after Turkey Deal
Mon Jun 27, 2016 15:37:02

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday his country’s maritime blockade on the Gaza Strip would remain in place following a deal with Turkey to normalize relations.

 

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) and Turkish Counterpart Mesut Yılmaz

Netanyahu made the comments in Rome, broadcast live in Israel, after Israel and Turkey agreed on a highly anticipated deal to end years of acrimony and restore ties.

Relations soured after a deadly 2010 Israeli raid on an aid flotilla seeking to run the blockade on Gaza, AFP reported.

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